Michael Linsmeier
Photo by Joni Kabana

Michael Linsmeier | Soloist

Joined OBT in 2011 | Soloist since 2013

Michael Linsmeier — raised on a family dairy farm — is from Cato, Wisconsin. He trained at Jean Wolfmeyer School of Dance, and at Virginia School of the Arts under Petrus Bosman. He joined Milwaukee Ballet, before joining OBT’s corps de ballet (2011), and was later promoted to soloist (2013). His favorite roles are Stepsister in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, and Mercutio in James Canfield’s Romeo & Juliet; Nacho Duato’s Jardí Tancat, Darrell Grand Moultrie’s Fluidity Of Steel, and Helen Pickett’s Terra.